Baking is one of those things I leave for free time, but it's something I love nonetheless; my Sweet Potato Brownies are always a yummy treat to whip up, and whilst I don't force myself to make every pudding on the planet healthy or vegan friendly, I still like the enjoyment of flipping through my baking books, throwing everything in the Kitchen Aid and making a real treat every once in a while.
You'd be forgiven for thinking these images were taken in the midst of Spring what with all the pale blues and daffodils, however what was a mild winter became a snowy Sunday on the day of shooting which I find very amusing considering how the table is set, but I digress, because as much as I look forward to spring blues, I love winter baking and I've been picking up a few homewares recently to pick up the pace (and add to my love of blue)...
I've really been getting into Asian culture and designs - first beauty, now homeware, maybe a holiday next... - and Waitrose had some really cute little dishes and bowls in the sale which are perfect to hold spices, salt or rest essential baking utensils (plus they're blue and stripy, what isn't to love?) These can also double up as a dish for rings or small jewellery if you're not a baking fan so a perfect sale pick-up!
Also along the Japanese theme, JOY sent me some little housewarming gifts including these little Salt and Pepper shakers - too cute beyond words - which I'm more half tempted to put caster or icing sugar in so they get more use during bakes, but either way they are a much more aesthetically pleasing condiment that you're regular salt and pepper shaker which makes cooking and baking all the more fun - if you can have fun with your baking, you most certainly can have fun with your utensils and packaging.
Finally, one of the most essential pieces of kit in baking is your measuring scales, and with years of using digital scales which sometimes like to jump up or down an extra 5 ounces depending on the surface or their mood (I strongly believe my old scales had a fluctuating mood every new ingredient, the swine) I've started using the vintage inspired Mason Cash Bake My Day Scales* which look so nice on the countertops of the kitchen. You can easily adjust the measurements, wind back the needle if you're adding in extra ingredients to those already in the bowl, and it's just a lovely piece of homeware to make your kitchen feel more homely that I'd have been mad not to pick it up.
With all the excitement around baking and sharing these interior inspirations, NuCasa are offering one of you lovely lot a £20 voucher to pick up some new homewares for the upcoming season! With ranges including Mason Cash, Kilner and Typhoon, there's loads to choose from including kitchenwear and home decor, so make sure you get entering below as the giveaway is open for ONE WEEK ONLY! All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below, complete the mandatory entries and keep your fingers crossed for some awesome new homewear (UK entries only, closes 27th January)
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Now they say home is where the heart is, and my heart is definitely in the mood for some food right now...
Are you a fan of homewares? Have you bought anything from Mason Cash before? What is your favourite bake?
Lots of Love,
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